Wednesday 30th September 2015

Late news, 26/9, Scillonian Crossing: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Meadow Pipit heading out towards the Isles of Scilly. Also: 1 Leather-backed Turtle, 100+ Common Dolphin and c15 Risso’s Dolphin. (P St Pierre)

Late photos 27/9, Marazion beach: 20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese close inshore and were seen to be eating sea lettuce (Ulva). (A Kitson, M Helps)

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Late photos 29/9: Rosy Starling at Land’s End and Yellow Wagtails at Nanquidno: (M Halliday)

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Sancreed: 33 Swallow east, 1 Blackcap and 1 Coal Tit. (D.S.Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 100 Swallow & 6 House Martin east, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Teal, 1 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail (D.S.Flumm)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Firecrest (P St Pierre)

Gulval churchyard: 1 Firecrest (P St Pierre)

Pensilva, Fore Down: 1 m Hen Harrier flew SW, also 1 Whinchat. (D Jullian)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spoonbill (juv), 4 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, 2 Shoveler, 12 Wigeon, 42 Teal, 11 Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk (male) and 1 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

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Marazion beach: 9 Brent Geese. (R Farnes)

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Nanquidno:
2 Chough. (R Farnes) Also 1 Firecrest, c10 Goldcrest, c15 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap and c4 Yellow Wagtail. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer et al.)

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Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (R Farnes)

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Cape Cornwall Golf Course: 3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 20 Swallow. (P Fraser)

Nanjizal: 109 birds ringed today including 66 Blackcap, 22 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 1 Willow Warbler. Also 1 Ring Ouzel seen. (KA Wilson)

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest and 1 Lesser Redpoll. (R Carrington)

Porthgwarra: 2 Sooty Shearwater and c20 Common Scoter distantly offshore and 3 Siskin over. (R Carrington)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 25 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 48 Little Egret, 52 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 25 Mallard, 35 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 5 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 110 Oystercatcher, 35 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 80 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 48 Great Black-backed Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 25 Wood Pigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 12 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 6 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 1 Jay, 25 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Starling, 12 House sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch and 12 Linnet. (M Scawen)

Porthleven: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest at Highburrow car park. (I Maclean)

Amble Marshes: 151 Common Redshank and 3 winter plumaged Spotted Redshank, plus 10 Grey Plover over high tide this morning. (C Selway)

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Tuesday 29th September 2015

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  1 Hobby, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 9 Teal and 1 Goldcrest. (D Flumm) Longrock Pool: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe and 2 Grey Heron. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Water Rail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron and 3 Little Egret. (D Flumm) Estuary: 2 Garganey. (B Dallas)

St Erth: 1 m Sparrowhawk on garden feeder. (MJ Spicer)

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Crowlas: 1 Nuthatch. (R Veal)

Sennen: 1 Pied Wagtail showing some characteristics of ssp leucopsis but lack of pure white coverts and presence of dark flanks seem likely to exclude this rare ssp. (B Hibbert, R Wilkins – photo)

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Levant: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat and 3 Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Morvah: 1 Redstart, 2 Whinchat and 4 Wheatear. (M Scott-Ham)

Marazion beach: 11 Brent Geese. (A McKechnie)

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Stithians Reservoir: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl and 5 Snipe. (S Taylor)

Polgigga: 1 Quail in weedy sunflower field west of Faraway Cottage. (M Wallace)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again today (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) also 2 Firecrest and 2 Chough. (B Dallas)

St Ives: 15 Mediterranean Gull in the harbour. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 8 Sanderling, c40 Turnstone, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Mediterranean Gull. The Promenade: 6 Turnstone, 3 Little Egret and 2 Mediterranean Gull. Lidden area: 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (T Mills)

Scillonian Crossing, outbound: 1 Grey Phalarope.

Nanquidno: 25 Yellow Wagtail (one group with Longhorns on cliff, second in horse field pop carpark), 2 Firecrest, 2 Chough, 1 Whinchat and 1 Dartford Warbler. (B Dallas)

Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling and 1 Whinchat. (B Dallas)

Kenidjack: 2 Spotted Flycatcher opp sewer works. (B Dallas) Also 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Sparrowhawk, 10+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Chough, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin, 1 Spotted flycatcher at lower end of valley, 1 f Blackcap, 2 Raven, 1 Common Buzzard and 1 Peregrine over. (L Hopkins and NR Philips) 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Firecrest by the seaward “donkey cottages” and 1 Wheatear by the castle. (R Carrington)

Camel Estuary: 174 Redshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 52 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 22 Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 1 Muscovy and numerous Curlew and Oystercatcher. (P McKeogh)

Pentireglaze: a flock of 120+ Goldfinch. (P McKeogh)

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Monday 28th September 2015

Late photo 23/9 Hayle Estuary: 1 Ring-billed Gull. (M Helps & A Kitson)

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Late news, 27/9 Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling.(P Harrison)

Land’s End: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling still, also 1 Redwing, 1 Hobby and 1 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosistow, P Roseveare, R Carrington, P St Pierre, P Taylor)

Nanjizal Valley: Ringed 45 Blackcap and a Garden Warbler. Brief view of a Little Bunting. (KA Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Lapland Bunting. (MD Wallace)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. (P Freestone, M Scott Ham et al.)

Cape Cornwall: Wheatear, 50+ alba wagtail (90% White). (M Scott Ham)

Levant: 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1-2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 5-6 Swallow. Also 2+ Bottle-nose Dolphin. (NR Phillips, M Scott Ham)

Marazion Beach: 20 Brent Geese. (DK Parker, NR Phillips, R Carrington)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 1+ Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 21 Moorhen, 2 Stonechat and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) 

Truro: 1 Peregrine on the cathedral. ( D Jenkins)

Gannel Estuary: 5 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin. (M Lammas)

Davidstow Woods: 9 Crossbill. (J&B Teague – photo)

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St Ives: 7 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Kestrel. (R Veal)

Kingsmill Lake: 2 Sandwich Tern, 36 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Avocet, 7 Black-tailed  Godwit and 12 Wigeon. (M Beer)

Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler on Penryn campus this morning, plus 1 Firecrest trapped and ringed.

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Sunday 27th September 2015

Late news, 26/9 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern still, by water gauge in dog walking area. (per DK Parker)

Late news, 26/9 Croft Pascoe: 1 Little Stint. (C Benton)

Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler and 1 Marsh Harrier over. (A Goddard)

Porthcurno: 1 Red-rumped Swallow briefly at the turning off the B3315. (F Hull, B Dodd)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 150 Meadow Pipit, 50+ Siskin, 10 Magpie, 1 Reed Bunting and 3 Swallow. (P St Pierre) Also 1 Hobby. (B Field – photo)

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Trevilly: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Blackcap, 15 Siskin and 4 Swallow. (P St Pierre)

Treave Common: 1 Whinchat. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 1 Whinchat & 2 Wheatear on moor near Sennen lookout. (P & H Taylor)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Oystercatcher and 1 Yellow Wagtail over. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Cot Valley: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest and 1m Blackcap. (T McGowan, S Rowe, B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Garganey, 3 Gadwall, 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 Reed Bunting, 1 Sedge Warbler and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (R Veal) Also 4 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 12 Mallard, 2+ Kingfisher, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Moorhen, 4 Stonechat and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) 

Marazion Beach: 20+ Ringed Plover, Sanderling and Dunlin. (R Veal) Also 20 Pale-bellied brent Geese. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Caerthillian: 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Wheatear, 3 Swallow and 1 Dartford Warbler. (D Eva)

Pentire Head, Newquay: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 8 Meadow Pipit. (D Grose)

Sancreed: 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 25 Linnet and 30 Meadow Pipit. (DS Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Garganey on Lelant Saltings. (F Rice – photo)

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Men-an-Tol: 2 Dartford Warbler. (M Scott-Ham)

Gurnard’s Head area: 1 Hobby, 9 Siskin, 2 Chough and 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (M Scott-Ham)

Penberth: 4 Firecrest. (S Turner)

Devoran Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern, 8 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Crowan Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Firecrest. (C Benton, J St Ledger – photo)

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Lizard Point: 2 Chough, 16 Swallow, 2 House Martin and 40+ Linnet. (D Hall)

Polgigga: 1 Turtle Dove at Raftra Farm and 6 Crossbill plus 2 Redpoll over Bosistow Lane. (MD Wallace)

Nanjizal: 145 birds ringed. 110 Blackcap, 19 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 4 Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler and 1 Redstart. (KA Wilson)

Croft Pascoe plantation: 25 Crossbill left headed east at 8am, and another 3 east an hour later. (C Benton)

Botallack: 3 Chough. (M Taylor – photo)

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Nanquidno: 1 Pied Flycatcher. (S Rowe)

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Saturday 26th September 2015

Late news 23/9 Cape Cornwall: 8 Chough. ( B Penny)

Late news 25/9 Windmill Farm: 1 Hobby hunting Swallows. (B Dodd)

Let news / photos 25/9 Land’s End: Melodious Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Halliday – photos)

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Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler still, also 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and c100 Siskin. (B Field – photos, B Dodd)

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Sancreed: 10 Crossbill and 8 Siskin east, plus 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 15 long-tailed Tit, 2 Whinchat, 8 Skylark, 50 Meadow Pipit and 25 Linnet. (DS Flumm)

Botallack: 7 Crossbills (J Waldon)

Kenidjack Castle: 1 Firecrest (J Waldon)

Treen: 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 Alba Wagtail (A.R.Kitson, M.Helps)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Garganey, 130 Teal, 300 Wigeon, 100 Curlew and 1 Dunlin on Lelant Water. (A.R.Kitson – photo, M.Helps)

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Marazion Beach: 20 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (11 juv, 9 adults) (A.R.Kitson – photos, M.Helps)

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Wooldsown East Looe: 1 Firecrest. (DJ Spooner)

Land’s End: 1 Hobby and 1 Lapland Bunting. (P Fraser, J Chapple)

Marazion: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (P Fraser)

Longrock Pool: 4 Otter. (A James – photos)

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Hayle Estuary: 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Higher Bochym, Lizard: 2 Crossbill, c10 Siskin, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 2 Bullfinch. (K Dalziel)

Davidstow Woods: 4 Crossbill (including 1 male) and c20 Siskin. (DK Parker)

Porth Joke: 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 7 Goldcrest, 150 Linnet, 10 Blackbird, 12 Robin, 2 Song Thrush. (S Rowe)

Croft Pascoe: 30 Common Crossbill, several Siskin and a Hobby this afternoon. (J Selby)

Polgigga: 2 Firecrest Bosistow Lane plus 2 Stock Dove and 6 Siskin over. (P & H Taylor)

Nanjizal: 163 birds ringed including 105 Blackcap, 26 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler. (KA Wilson)

Porthcurno: 1 Rose-coloured Starling between Portcurno and St Levan.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Osprey.

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Friday 25th September 2015

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Eider, 3 Sandwich Tern, 4 Turnstone, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Firecrest and 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 1 Garganey, 5 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2+ Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 34 Moorhen, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch and 4+ Cetti’s Warbler. Also a steady trickle west of Swallows and Meadow Pipits. (D.S.Flumm, A.R.Kitson A James, DK Parker) 

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Levant: 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Chiffchaff and small flocks of linnets, goldfinches and meadow pipits. (NR Phillips)

Marazion beach: 15 pale-bellied Brent (6 adults, 9 juvs), 10 Little Egrets, 1 Wheatear, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Little Stint, 12 White Wagtail and 11 Turnstone. (NR Phillips, A.R.Kitson, M.Helps, P.St. Pierre, P Fraser)

Note one of these Brent Geese may have a red coloured ring, if seen please note and report the letters on the ring.

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Sancreed: 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest (D.S.Flumm, A.R.Kitson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Porth Kidney: 2 Whitethroat, 6 Stonechat (D.S.Flumm, A.R.Kitson, M.Helps) Carnsew Pool: 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Wagtail.  (A.R.Kitson, M.Helps) Lelant Water: 2 Garganey, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Wagtail. (A.R.Kitson, M.Helps) 

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Kynance, near Carn Goon house: 1 Swift, 1 Whinchat and 1 m Blackcap. (B Dodds, J St Ledger)

Kynance to Soapy Cove: 3 Whinchat, 2 Dartford Warbler and 2 Sparrowhawk (1m, 1f). (J St Ledger)

Kenidjack: 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat. (P Fraser)

Cape Cornwall golf course: 1  Yellow Wagtail. (P Fraser)

Land`s End: 1 Melodious Warbler again at east end of car park, 9+ Skylark and 1 Wheatear. (P&H Taylor)

Nanjizal: 106 ringed, including 8 Firecrest, 29 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 11 Goldcrest. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Melodious Warbler again, also 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Dartford Warbler and 2 Firecrest. (MJ Spicer et al)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 19:10. (MJ Spicer)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

RSPB Scillonian Wildlife Cruise sightings, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 21 Gannet,1 Kittiwake,1 Sandwich Tern,1 Little Egret,1 male Yellow Wagtail, 30 Common Dolphin,13 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to Penzance 242 Gannet, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Manx Shearwater. Also Wolf Rock to Scilly: 209 Gannet,5 Razorbill,1 Manx Shearwater,1 Great Skua,50 Common Dolphin. Scilly to Wolf Rock: 96 Gannet, 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 3 Whimbrel and14 Harbour Porpoise. (Dave Conway)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

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Thursday 24th September 2015

Predannack Airfield: Recently we have been reporting a Buff-breasted Sandpiper as present on this site. This is a military MOD site with no public access, as we have said with our reporting. Yet it appears that some birders have entered the site against notices warning otherwise. This puts in jeopardy not only our reporting of birds on this site but also more significantly the handful of local birders who have access permits to allow County Bird Recording. Much of the site can be viewed from Windmill Farm Nature Reserve and this bird has definitely been seen from the reserve without access into the airfield. Please pass this information to any birders you know, especially those who may have trespassed onto the airfield.

Late news 23/9, Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Ring-billed Gull. (A Kitson, M Helps)

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Late news, 23/9, St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Ring-billed Gull. (T Mcgowan)

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Mousehole: 2 Wheatear. (S Maycock)

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Land’s End: 1 Melodious Warbler. (T Mcgowan)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve, Longrock Pool: 1 Kingfisher. (A James) Also 1 Garganey. (D Parker)

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Pendeen (07:10-09:10): 2 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 257 Manx Shearwater, 1 ad Arctic Skua and 9 Kittiwake. (D.Flumm & A.R.Kitson)

Sancreed: 3 Firecrest, 7 Chiffchaff and 1 Spotted Flycatcher (D.Flumm)

Porthgwarra: 5 Kestrel, 4 Wheatear, 2 Chough and 25 Meadow Pipit (D.Flumm, A.R.Kitson & M. Helps). Plus 1 Melodious Warbler by bridge below 60ft cover. Also c25 Chiffchaff, c15 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 possible Richard’s Pipit (heard only) and 2 Sparrowhawk. (J Young, MD Wallace and DK Parker) Also 1 Lapland Bunting over moor. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Lower Roskestal: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Lesser Whitethroat plus 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear and 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

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Sennen: 9 Mediterranean Gull (8 1w, 1 2w), 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Sparrowhawk at Trevear Farm. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 16 Little Egret, 3 Greenshank, 4 Grey Plover, 27 Oystercatcher and 1 Black-tailed Godwit from the causeway. 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Little Grebe in Carnsew Basin. (DK Parker) Also 1 Ring-billed Gull again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Erth: 1 Barn Owl at 19:10 plus 1 Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar. (MJ Spicer)

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Lizard, Kynance: 1 Wryneck still in scrub by Carn Goon house (perched on fence briefly) at 1130. Also 1 Whinchat there. (G Barlow) Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (T Blunden)

Gwavas Farm: 1 Wheatear. (G Barlow)

Marazion beach: 1 Wheatear. (G Barlow)

Tresillian: 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 18 Dunlin. Tresemple Pool: 1 Kingfisher and 15 Greenshank. (A Nicholson)

St Levan Churchtown: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler to northwest of Gray Gables. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest by Ashmoor Cottage west of the airfield. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Just-in-Roseland: 1 Gannet in flight over river Fal. (P + C Brewster)

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